Drake’s “What’s Next” Hits Platinum Eligibility! The long wait for Drake’s much anticipated upcoming album Certified Lover Boy continues, amid speculations that the project may be arriving before summer this year. Even-though Drake pushed it further at the beginning of the year, at least the Canadian legend made sure he left his fans with something to hold on to. Drake came through with Scary Hours 2 instead, a 3-pack effort that included “What’s Next,” the Lil Baby-assisted “Wants And Needs,” as well as the Rick Ross-assisted “Lemon Pepper Freestyle.”
.@Drake‘s “What’s Next” has now sold over 1 million units in the US.— chart data (@chartdata) April 17, 2021
Despite the fact that it’s only been slightly over a month since the release of Scary Hours 2, Drake has maintained the tradition and remained one of the game’s biggest commercial juggernauts. Hitting gold status in just two weeks’ time, the “God’s Plan” hit maker’s lead single “What’s Next” has now doubled up hitting over one million album-equivalent units in sales setting it up for platinum eligibility.
It looks like history might just repeat itself, should “What’s Next” find itself included on Certified Lover Boy, just the same way Scary Hours highlight “God’s Plan” went on to make the Scorpion finale cut. On that note, the RIAA is sure to line Drake’s wall with one more certification, provided he doesn’t get weary of hanging them up by now.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see some good news on Certified Lover Boy start to surface at this point, though it remains unknown if indeed Drake will launch an album rollout without having to tour in his home province of Toronto. We’ll may have to keep calm and see how this one plays out. Meanwhile, it’s expected that the Scary Hours 2 numbers will keep on rising.